catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Life Abundant

vol. 8, num. 10 :: 2009.05.08 — 2009.05.22

If we’re faithful, God will bless us with material wealth. If we’re faithful, we will live in voluntary poverty. Christians past and present argue and live both of these positions with equal tenacity…so what is abundance and what is its relationship to scarcity? What does prosperity look like in the Kingdom of God?



Abundance for all

What's right with the prosperity gospel?


Audacious imagination

On making a counter-intuitive move in a time of tightening belts.


An overflowing theme

Or "how I learned to stop worrying and love abundance."

The piles behind the screen

How the marriage of simplicity and stashing survives under the same roof.

Recycled abundance

Remembering the Barter Sale at boarding school in Pakistan and the lessons it's still teaching.

Quantity and quality

A new angle on abundance shapes a shift in relationship.

Hunger for abundance

On reorienting our desires toward an incomprehensible mystery.

Conversation: “Life Abundant”

Your opportunity to contribute thoughts about abundance and scarcity.


What consumes us?

A review of the book
Enough: Contentment in An Age of Excess
by Will Samson.

<em>Evil Genius</em> series is conscious techno-fiction

A review of the young adult novel Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks.

Don’t tell

A review of d. Guillaume Canet's film Tell No One.


In case you missed it the first time

Rich mom, poor mom--all in one

Thinking about abundance in a new way inspires a new and evolving vision for relationships.

Give me my daily bread?

A prophetic prayer to feed the hungry in our communities and around the world.

We are what we keep

What is the difference between keeping and possessing?

Weaving the web

The Liturgy of Abundance, The Myth of Scarcity

Walter Brueggeman traces the history of abundance and scarcity as ways of being through the biblical narrative.


Abundance for sharing

Christine Sine on experiencing -- and being -- God’s generosity in times of financial uncertainty.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

Sign up on our free e-mail list to receive the daily asterisk by e-mail every weekday.

recent Blog Updates

the Back Page

recent comments